1870 Autograph Letter Signed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, Gothic Revival English Architect.
An artist writes to his physician
Writing to Dr. Dobie, Scott complains of pain in his upper chest, fearing that it is his heart and describing the medications he took to alleviate the pain. Scott complains and describes his medical plight across five pages. An intimate letter of sorts between artist-patient and his physician.
Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811–1878) was a prolific English architect noted for working in the Gothic Revival style. He was greatly influenced by architect A.W.N. Pugin and by the polemics of the Cambridge Camden Society. His major works include The Albert Memorial, the station and hotel at St. Pancras, and St. Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow. He was also responsible for restorations at Ely Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Scott was the the author of the posthumously published 1879 two-volume book, Lectures on the Rise and Development of Mediaeval Architecture.
Description: 1870 Autograph Letter Signed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, Gothic Revival English Architect.
Rook’s Nest, Godstone, Surrey [England], December 2, 1870. pp. A.L.S. 8vo. Two bifoliums. Folds; very good.